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Timmy Schumacher

Bring Back Big Beat

Back in the late 90s, big beat bridged the gap between indie-rock and dance music, converting swathes to electronic music and block rockin' beats. 'BBBB' does indeed recall some gear on scene label Fused & Bruised, with big snare builds, choice samples and big bastard beats. And then, in the breakdown, it lists the whole big beat pantheon: "Fatboy Slim, Derek Dahlarge, Headrillaz, Bentley Rhythm Ace, Monkey Mafia, Heavenly Social, Propellerheads, Freskanova, Big Beat Boutique, FC Kahuna". On it goes. "Bring back big beat." It seems at last, incredibly, that the fun-packed sound is coming back!